The Times Of India
A good movie needs a good script and the director should be able to give life to the script with a lively narration. But director Saikrishna Kudla does not impress you either with the script or the
narration. Chella Pilli is a chaotic movie which neither conveys a message nor entertains you. Except for Vijaya Raghavendra, who has to some extent taken the responsibility of carrying the story forward with good performance, others look silly with their performance.